Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility in females, affecting about 5 million women of reproductive age in the United States, according to the CDC. Women who suffer from PCOS can be resistant to insulin, which they cannot effectively use, even if it is still produced. PCOS is a […]

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National ITP Awareness Month

September is Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) Awareness Month. This disorder happens as a result of very low platelets, which are the cells that help blood clot. This disorder causes the immune system to attack and destroy platelets. Because of the low platelets, there is usually easy bruising or excessive bleeding, being most common among young women. […]

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 about 11,060 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. After car accidents, the leading cause of death in children is cancer. Cancer in children is a big problem because it can’t be treated the same way as cancer in […]

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Ovarian Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 about 22,530 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 13,980 will die from it in the United States. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth among cancers that cause death in women. Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries and if it is not detected at an early stage it […]

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National Sickle Cell Month

Sickle cell disease affects an estimated 100,000 Americans, mainly affecting 1 in 13 African Americans according to the CDC. Sickle cell disease is when the red blood cells get hard, sticky, and have a shape like a C. Sickle cells die early, which causes a shortage in red blood cells. They also travel through small […]

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National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atrial fibrillation affects an estimated 2.7-6.1 million people in the United States. Atrial Fibrillation is a condition where there is a rapid heart rate, which increases the risk of strokes or any heart related complications. Atrial fibrillation is when the heart’s two upper chambers beat rapidly and […]

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in 2019 about 176,200 people are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma- which are the three main types of blood cancer. Blood cancer, also known as hematologic cancer, starts in the bone marrow, which is where all the blood is produced. Leukemia develops in the […]

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month

According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Foundation Disorders, in the United States, about 5 million people suffer from gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a condition in which the normal movement of the muscles in your stomach are affected, making it hard to empty itself of food. This interferes with your body’s normal digestion causing you to […]

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects over 7.5 million people in the United States. This skin condition speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. First, it begins with the cells building up fast on the skin’s surface from which extra skin forms into scales or red patches that are itchy and painful. This […]

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases that cause both short term and long term liver disease. There are different types of hepatitis, such as A, B, and C. According to the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 325 million people in the world who suffer from hepatitis B or C. July […]

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